Nico and The Faction

Camera Obscura

Beggars Banquet

Released 1985


Format: MP3

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Camera Obscura is legendary performer Nico's final studio album. It was produced by John Cale and features the backing band The Faction. It if it does not sound positively comfortable - listening to Nico remains a cathartic, solitary experience - it's at least less despairing than its predecessors.

TROUSER PRESS: Joined by two sidemen and Cale as producer, Nico made the odd but exciting Camera Obscura in 1985. This modernization program includes both the nearly vocal-less title track's meandering semi-random improvisation and an attractively somber version of "My Funny Valentine," with stops in between for fascinating blends of Nico's unique singing and post-noise industrial music.
1. Camera Obscura
2. Tananore
3. Win a Few
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen
6. Fearfully in Danger
7. My Heart Is Empty
8. Into the Arena
9. König